THE MEASURE OF GOD’S PRESENCE AND POWER DWELLING WITHIN YOU, IS DEPENDENT UPON HOW MUCH OF YOUR OLD SELF YOU HAVE CRUCIFIED AND SURRENDERED TO GOD! ” …and with the same measure you use (TO SEEK GOD), it will be measured back to you”(Matthew 7:2).
IF YOUR “MIND” IS FILLED WITH YOUR OWN PLANS, THE THINGS YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE, AND THE DREAMS OF YOUR FUTURE, LITTLE ROOM IS LEFT IN YOUR SOUL FOR ME TO USE TO FULFILL MY PLANS AND MY PURPOSES IN YOUR LIFE. WHEN YOUR EMOTIONS ARE MAINLY ARISING FROM YOUR LOVE OF WORLDLY THINGS AND DESIRES, I MUST FIRST CHANGE YOUR DESIRES OF THE FLESH TO THE DESIRES FOR THE SPIRIT AND THE FULNESS OF GOD.
YOUR “WILL” CARRIES OUT THE DETERMINATIONS AND THE THOUGHTS OF YOUR MIND AND AFFECTIONS. THE LORD YOUR GOD MUST CHANGE YOU FROM BEING WORLDLY MINDED TO BEING SPIRITUALLY MINDED BEFORE I CAN WORK MY WILL WITHIN YOU. UNCRUCIFIED FLESH WITHIN KEEPS YOU FROM LIVING IN TOTAL VICTORY AND OVER-COMING POWER. Romans 8:7 “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be” (Romans 8:7).
I CAN WORK ONLY IN YOU TO THE EXTENT OF THE POWER YOU HAVE ASKED ME TO GIVE YOU. GIVE YOURSELF TOTALLY TO ME AND PUT TO DEATH THE FLESH AND LIVE THROUGH THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU. CHANGE CAN ONLY COME IN YOUR SOUL WHEN YOU HAVE CRUCIFIED SELF AND ARE HUNGERING AND THIRSTING AFTER GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
A DEEP WALK WITH GOD BEGINS WHEN YOU DILIGENTLY SEEK ALL OF GOD AND YOU PUT THE DESIRES OF THE WORLD TO DEATH. “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things” (1 Corinthians 13:11). IT IS TIME FOR MY CHILDREN TO COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM (THE WORLD) AND TO BE SEPARATE. PUT AWAY CHILDISH THINGS AND FLESHLY DESIRES, SO YOU CAN GROW IN THE KNOWLEDGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD. EVERY SPIRITUAL WORK BEGINS BY SEEKING GOD AND ALLOWING HIM TO BE “LORD” OF YOUR LIFE. CRUCIFY YOURSELF TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE FULNESS OF GOD . THE APOSTLE PAUL SAYS IT BEST: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
IF YOU ARE NOT HUNGRY, YOU WILL NOT EAT, AND IF YOU ARE NOT THIRSTY, YOU WILL NOT DRINK. SOME OF MY CHILDREN ARE BARELY EATING AND DRINKING ENOUGH OF GOD TO KEEP THEMSELVES SPIRITUALLY ALIVE. THE BLESSING OF GOD IS UPON THOSE WHO: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, (RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD) for they shall be filled” Matthew 5:6). THE CURE FOR LEANNESS OF THE SOUL IS TO ASK FOR A “HUNGER AND THIRST FOR GOD.” YOU MUST SEEK GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART TO FIND HIM. IT IS THE FATHER’S GOOD PLEASURE TO GIVE YOU ALL OF CHRIST AND HIS HOLY SPIRIT. “’And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these”(Mark 12:30).
THE WEAK AND SPIRITUALLY FEEBLE CAN BE OVERTHROWN BY SATAN. MY BELOVED, WILL YOU BE STRONG ENOUGH TO WITHSTAND ALL THE FIERY DARTS OF THE ENEMY OF YOUR SOUL? “Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:16-17).
THIS IS AN HOUR WHEN THE SPIRIT IS CALLING ALL OF GOD’S CHILDREN TO BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND IN HIS MIGHT. YOU CANNOT BE EMPOWERED WITHOUT BEING SOLIDLY PLUGGED INTO THE SOURCE OF ALL POWER—FATHER, SON, AND HOLY GHOST. ASK ME TO FILL YOU UNTIL YOU ARE FULL OF MY SPIRIT AND THEN SEEK MY LEADING AND DIRECTION.
I SAY TO YOU, “ASK UNTIL YOU RECEIVE, SEEK UNTIL YOU FIND, AND KNOCK UNTIL IT BE OPENED TO YOU” (MAT. 7:7-8). MY POWER IS REQUIRED TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF SATAN. EVIL HAS INCREASED AND THE MORALITY OF THIS PEOPLE HAS BECOME DUNG IN MY EYES.
THE PROPHET JOEL SAYS: “Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears; let the weak say, ‘I am strong’” (Joel 3:10). THESE ARE THE LAST DAYS BEFORE CHRIST RETURNS FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST (THE CHURCH). A BATTLE WITH SATAN IS TO BE FOUGHT AND A GREAT VICTORY TO BE WON FOR THE SAKE OF THE BODY OF CHRIST. SATAN IS SHOWING HIS GREAT POWER AND ESTABLISHING WICKEDNESS AS THE MORALITY OF THE DAY, BUT GREATER IS THE POWER OF CHRIST WITHIN YOU TO DESTROY THE WORKS OF SATAN.
WHY WOULD I CALL YOU “OVERCOMERS” IF THE POWER IN YOU WERE NOT STRONGER AND MIGHTIER THAN ALL THE POWERS OF SATAN? SATAN IS A CREATED, FALLEN BEING, AND YOU ARE RECREATED IN THE IMAGE AND POWER OF THE LIVING GOD. SATAN IS “FALLEN” AND YOU ARE “EXALTED TO RULE AND REIGN WITH CHRIST!” YOU HAVE BEEN ENDOWED BY YOUR CREATOR TO OVERCOME ALL OF SATAN’S WORKS AND SET THE CAPTIVES FREE. THEREFORE, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO COME TO ME AND BE FILLED WITH MY SPIRIT, MIGHT AND POWER, AND TO BE EMPTIED OF SELF.